Monday, 20 November, 2017

India will do everything to save Jadhav: Sushma Swaraj

Kulbhushan Jadhav case International Court of Justice to pronounce verdict at 3:30 pm today Jadhav case verdict at 3.30 pm today
Christy Curtis | 19 May, 2017, 04:53

Handing out India a big diplomatic victory, International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday stayed the execution of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, ordering Pakistan not to hang him pending a final decision.

Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the court, reading out the court verdict also asked Pakistan to inform it of all the measures it has taken to implement the order.

A top United Nations court has ordered Pakistan not to execute a former Indian navy officer convicted on charges of spying until it has had time to hear a case brought by India.

Outlining the reasons for its decision, Abraham said Pakistan had "given no assurance" Jadhav would not be executed before the court delivered its final decision.

The decision comes after India sought the court's intervention for an immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, fearing that the Indian national may be executed even before the ICJ decided the case.

Hailing the ICJ order, Indian Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said: "Indian stand is victorious, congratulate all concerned persons, especially the External Affairs Ministry".

Pakistan contended that Jadhav's rights were not breached and that the court's order to stay his execution was unnecessary because it was not imminent.

The court has asked Pakistan to give consular access to Jadhav, who was arrested in March previous year in the country's southern province, a few kilometers (miles) from the Iranian border.

However Sartaj Aziz, adviser on foreign affairs to Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said case's proceedings would not be interrupted by the court's order and that Pakistan will raise its security concerns over giving consular access to him. He added the rights invoked by India under the Vienna Convention are plausible.

Reacting to the temporary relief granted by the worldwide court, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi hoped the final decision would also come in India's favour. "First, it affects Pakistan's credibility as a state on the optical level and second, it gives India an upper hand to make a deal for Jadhav's release", he said.

Pakistan had further argued that the provisions of the Vienna Convention did not apply to a "spy involved in terror activities".

New Delhi maintains that Jadhav was abducted from Iran and taken to Balochistan.

The government's bold step to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has paid off. The other - a longer route that goes through Pakistani courts. "Pakistan sent a junior lawyer, totally unprepared to defend our case". He added that the ICJ verdict had shown that the military court trial by Pakistan was a "charade", and that the neighbour had been completely "blown away" by it.

Recommended

  • Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa

    Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa

    Its first stint in India dates back to 1928 when it assembled cars, buses and trucks under the Chevrolet brand. The giant has said it is investing around $600m a year as it ramps up efforts to develop driverless vehicles.
    Amtrak conductor shot at Naperville station; Suspect in custody

    Amtrak conductor shot at Naperville station; Suspect in custody

    When officers arrived, the man was being restrained by other passengers on the train. The gunman was held by passengers until police arrived on scene and he was arrested.
    Trump faces fallout over Comey memo, Russian intelligence sharing

    Trump faces fallout over Comey memo, Russian intelligence sharing

    Therefore, says the Justice Department, "it follows that an endeavor to obstruct justice need not be successful to be criminal". The Justice Department's appointment late Wednesday of a special counsel in the case is a positive development.
  • Tackling Ebola outbreak in remote Congo presents huge challenge

    Tackling Ebola outbreak in remote Congo presents huge challenge

    He also said there are only 20 kilometres of paved roads in that area and virtually no functional telecommunications. Meanwhile, the first Ebola treatment centre has been established in the Likati General Hospital.
    Five-star Mohamed Bamba picks Texas over MI

    Five-star Mohamed Bamba picks Texas over MI

    Being surrounded by all the new talent coming in - led by point guard Matt Coleman - should only help what Bamba can do, as well. But thanks to the surprise commitment of Bamba, the Longhorns will still be really good either way.
    Bobby Moynihan Leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

    Bobby Moynihan Leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

    The single-cam comedy examining one man's life over a 50-year span - with Moynihan playing the protagonist at age 40. This season was planned to be his final hurrah with the show, freeing him up to delve into the network comedy world.
  • Who is controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke?

    Who is controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke?

    Walker's office said the application process for interested applicants will last for about two weeks, followed by interviews. It had been rumored that Clarke was in the running for several appointments within the new administration.
    'Guardians' grabs massive box office, top spot in N.America

    'Guardians' grabs massive box office, top spot in N.America

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now being developed. " Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", $43.9 million. "Beauty and the Beast", $11.9 million.
    What you need to know about North Korea's missile test

    What you need to know about North Korea's missile test

    The adoption of the statement comes on the eve of an emergency, closed-door meeting of the Security Council scheduled for Tuesday. North Korea published photos and video clips from Sunday's successful launch of its Hwasong-12 midrange missile.
  • Bella Thorne shows off flowers after Scott Disick date

    Bella Thorne shows off flowers after Scott Disick date

    His partying and drinking were so out of control that some of his friends think it best that he goes back into rehab. She had on a fluffy white jacket and accessorized with a gold septum ring and layers of gold chokers.
    Aishwarya, Aaradhya leave for Cannes

    Aishwarya, Aaradhya leave for Cannes

    She is all set to present the romantic tragedy, Devdas to an global audience for a second time in Cannes this year. While mom Aishwarya looked a little guarded, Aaradhya, on the other hand, did not mind goofing around.
    Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russian Federation

    Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russian Federation

    The classified information Donald Trump told Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting reportedly came from Israeli sources . Vladimir Putin says he is willing to hand over a transcript of a discussion between Donald Trump and senior Russian officials.

CBS Pairs Big Bang Theory & Young Sheldon Spin-Off CBS Pairs Big Bang Theory & Young Sheldon Spin-Off " Young Sheldon " and his grown-up version on "The Big Bang Theory" will be paired on CBS' Thursday night schedule this fall. Sunday , it's 60 Minutes in its 50 year, followed by new drama Wisdom of the Crowd , NCIS: Los Angeles and Madam Secretary .

Welcome to the next level Welcome to the next level OnePlus has announced that it is teaming up with DxO Labs to improve the photography experience of its upcoming OnePlus 5. DxO has lots of experience "and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones", the company said .

Pay dispute will distract Australia at Champions Trophy: Lehmann Pay dispute will distract Australia at Champions Trophy: Lehmann CA wants to shake up the funding flow and move away from a percentage-of-revenue model that has served the game for 20 years. We had that last time and obviously the time before that and the time before that.

SSE squeezes higher profits from household energy customers SSE squeezes higher profits from household energy customers It said in a statement: "As a major energy supplier we believe customers" best interests is served by competition, not caps. Its wholesale business reported an operating profit of 498.2 million pounds after a loss of 481.3 million in 2015/16.

State returns to job growth in April; unemployment drops State returns to job growth in April; unemployment drops The figure includes discouraged workers who stopped looking as well as part-time workers who want but can't get full-time jobs. The 37,400-strong jump in jobs boosted the Australian dollar AUD=D4 which rose a third of a USA cent to a two-week high.

N-Out just lost its title as America's favorite burger chain N-Out just lost its title as America's favorite burger chain The Harris study, in its 29th year, measures the strength of brands across various media - from travel to finance to restaurants. This year's study was based on input from 102,617 USA consumers age 15 and older between December 30, 2016 and February 21.

LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract We have to wait and see the contract structure for Blount because it is likely to be heavily incentive-driven. Undrafted free agent Corey Clement also joined Pumphrey in the mix of veteran and youth tailbacks.

KitKat trade mark crumbles before Court of Appeal KitKat trade mark crumbles before Court of Appeal Yesterday, Chancellor of the High Court Lord Justice Vos, Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd issued a unanimous opinion. A spokesperson for Nestle said: "Nestle is disappointed by the Court of Appeal judgment and is considering next steps".

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides Channel 2 TV said one American official told the Israelis the site is "not your territory" but part of the occupied West Bank. A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.

Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law? Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law? Comey was leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election when he was sacked by Trump. But the White House (and, in the case of the Comey-Trump memos, the FBI) could just decide not to hand anything over.

Sally Yates: Russians had 'real leverage' over Michael Flynn Sally Yates: Russians had 'real leverage' over Michael Flynn Ultimately, she told Cooper , she has no regrets about her decisions during her tenure as acting attorney general. Aside from that breach of trust, the big problem was that there was no way he could get away with it.

The Colons, Kevin Owens' Highlight Reel, AJ Styles vs The Colons, Kevin Owens' Highlight Reel, AJ Styles vs Jinder Mahal continued his winning ways on Smackdown Live Tuesday as he defeated AJ Styles and laid out WWE Champion Randy Orton. Maybe there's more to Mahal than most have seen to date, but he still seems to need a bit of development to hang with Orton.

Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties Earlier in the day, Moon spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Blue House said. Abe and Moon agreed to meet soon, and Xi invited the South Korean leader to Beijing.

Bollywood's favourite mom, Reema Lagoo passes away Bollywood's favourite mom, Reema Lagoo passes away She took the name Reema Lagoo after her marriage - she and her husband later separated but Ms Lagoo retained the name. Veteran actor Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 59 this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Democrats Going to Do Whatever It Takes to Impeach Trump Democrats Going to Do Whatever It Takes to Impeach Trump In a weird twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. And the Senate Intelligence Committeesent a letter to Comey asking him to appear before them in both closed and open sessions.